The Terrorist Flag Switchers Are… German Artists!

You may remember Bob Allen posted about the, uh, terrorist flag switchers. The NYPD was devoting manpower to find out who switched the U.S. flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with white flags. As he wrote then:

Good to know New York’s crime is so minimal that the NYPD can waste… er, devote so many resources to chasing down an obvious prank or political statement.

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The suggestion this could have anything to do with terrorism isn’t even worth refuting (those who could possibly be that delusional would be immune to reason anyway). Yep, I hope they find these guys to make the city safe from surrender to anyone but the politicians and “public safety” officials who are enslaving them.

Citizens of New York, please remember this the next time the police cry about the need to raise taxes because they’re “underfunded.” Remind them that they’d have plenty of money if they didn’t waste so much on building a city military, chasing pranksters, and hiring cops who apparently don’t do their jobs… like those specifically assigned to the bridge that night.

Well, the “terrorists” have now confessed their guilt. The New York Times reports,

But the artists, Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke, say the flags — with hand-stitched stars and stripes, all white — had nothing to do with terrorism. In a series of phone interviews, they explained that they only wanted to celebrate “the beauty of public space” and the great American bridge whose German-born engineer, John Roebling, died in 1869 on July 22, the day the white flags appeared.

The artists decided recently to explain themselves, and provided slightly cryptic pictures and videos of the flags, seemingly shot at night from atop the bridge. They point to other such projects they’ve done in far-flung places that haven’t made waves, and they claimed to be somewhat taken aback by the reception here.

The NYPD is still taking this all very seriously (like humorless, self-important Liberals tend to do). They say the investigation is still ongoing and they won’t way if the Germans ever were or are now suspects. (Others have falsely confessed.)

On Tuesday Stephen Davis, the police department’s chief spokesman, invited them to return to New York: “If they want to come in and speak with us, we certainly would be more than happy to entertain them.”

I’m sure they would. My advice to these two Germans would be to stay out of this country for awhile. Vindictive rulers who have been humiliated in public are not to be trifled with.